Day One of SHOT Show 2019 is in the books, and we had a blast.
All week long we will be introducing you to new, fun things from both Palmetto State Armory and some of your other favorite brands that are here in Las Vegas for SHOT.
Today we'd like to introduce you to the new standard for the AK-47 platform.
This is the Palmetto State Armory AK-E. This enhanced AK-47 features a forged bolt and front trunnion and a nickel-boron-coated forged carrier. Forging has proven to be a stronger, more durable process for firearms components. The nickel boron coating on the carrier will allow a smoother shooting experience throughout the course of fire with the additional benefit of being easier to clean once the rifle is ready to be put back in the safe.
The addition of an FNCold Hammer Forged barrel makes this the best of the best in the AK offerings from Palmetto State Armory. Cold Hammer Forging is a process for producing barrels that allows the barrel to maintain its integrity throughout a higher rate of firing. In short: cold hammer forging lets you shoot a lot of rounds really fast without ruining your barrel.
The Truth About Guns was able to take a tour of FN's barrel production shop and had this to say about the Cold Hammer Forging process:
Cold hammer forging involves bashing the barrel from all sides with hammers and forcing them to contact onto a tool, a mandrel, inside the barrel which has the mirror image of the desired rifling on it. Hammer forging has been proven to be the most accurate method of barrel production, providing a longer useful barrel life and greater accuracy.
Look for the PSAK-E to hit the shelves late 2019. Price point to be determined.
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About Kris Vermillion
Kris Vermillion is a lifelong shooter who focuses his training on defensive shooting techniques and the shooter's mindset. Kris works with the Palmetto State Armory E-Commerce and Marketing teams.